” Violet Evergarden” is a Japanese anime television series published by Kyoto Animation. Written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase, the first season was aired from January to April 2018. Due to its heartwarming nature, it gained huge popularity among anime fans all over the world and was even awarded the ” Best Animation” award at the 2019 Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Although it was initially supposed to be a single-season thing, owing to the huge fanbase and uncountable requests for Season 2, the creators have decided to go in with it. Well, who says prayers are not answered!
In this story, we find the typical stereotypical girl’s academy where only girls from a wealthy background could attend. For Isabella York, who has to attend it forcefully by her family, this glitter and glamour were nothing less than a prison to her. Just when Isabella is about to give up, comes Violet Evergarden, as her tutor. The relationship between the tutor and student grows into a heartwarming, intimate relationship between two women opening up to each other, with Isabella musing to herself ” I wish we could run away.” Soon enough, Violet has to move on to her next assignment leading to heartbreaking circumstances.
The second part of the story focuses on Taylor, a young orphan girl from Isabella’s past. She forms a bond with Benedict, Violet’s coworker, and decides to work at the postal company too. All these are just the tip of the iceberg though, followed by numerous twists and turns left for the viewers to enjoy.
There are different aspects of this story, no doubt heartwarming ones, touching on various societal issues and taboos using the language of anime. And that’s what makes this series so special!
The series features Yui Ishikawa in the central character of Violet, Minako Kotobuki as Isabella and Aoi Yuuki as Taylor. Other actors include Takehito Koyasu as Claudia and Daisuke Namikawa as Gilbert. These characters are set to play a major role in the upcoming Season 2.
Well, Season 1 of ” Violet Evergarden” left with us with any questions. Who is Gilbert exactly? Is Gilbert dead? Who are Violet’s parents? All this, and much more will be revealed in Season 2. There’s a movie lined up as well, the trailer for which you can enjoy here.
Although the Creators had initially declared the release by end-2020 or maybe early 2021, there has been no official confirmation on if there are any changes following the current Pandemic situation. We can just wait and watch. Be tuned and we’ll be back with the latest updates, soon!